Pyjama People x Zara: Ameya Nagarajan

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Having grown sick of everyone – from fashion magazines to random uncles on the streets – telling women what to wear and what not to wear, the Pyjamas asked our readers to join us in giving all the would-be “stylists of the nation” a sartorial finger.

The Challenge?

To leave behind all the unsolicited advice, fashion or otherwise, that are piled on to women.

The Participant?

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Ameya Nagarajan is a 33-year-old editor, writer and kicker of all silly-boy asses. Though she’s a total badass, even Ameya’s not immune to the constant stream of negativity that surrounds plus-sized women.

In this video, she tells us the parts of her body that she’s conditioned to dislike, some of her experiences, and how that has affected the way she dresses.

With that information, we asked her to take a leap of faith with us. We dressed her in a tight dress, a style that she had always thought (because she had always been told) she could not pull off. She was pretty happy, which is really all that matters, isn’t it?

The Result?

Behold, GLAMEYA!

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Special Thanks to our contributors:

Pyjama Photographer:

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Karishma Bedi is a Delhi-based photographer, full-on gunda, and a member of the Sisterhood of travelling pyjamas. You can follow her work on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Pyjama Partner:

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All the clothes used in this shoot were sourced for Zara India, a company that needs no introduction! Ameya is wearing a black long dress with high slits and a wool striped shawl.

Pyjama video editor:

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The video in this post was edited by Manas Gurung, a super multimedia talent and total chiller. You can see more of his work on Instagram.

Styled by Sohaya Misra 
Concept copyright, and writing by  Avantika Mehta

If you’d like to participate in #pyjamapanti, please email us on payjamapeople@gmail.com with the subject line “Wear what the hell you want Wednesdays.”  

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2 Comments

  • sdf

    Great article, just what I wanted to find.

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